An opportunity to shape the look of a pedestrian and bicyclist bridge that will span Interstate 10 in Houston’s Energy Corridor District awaits students in a design contest hosted by the district and Jun-Hyun Kim, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M.
Students, who registered for the competition early in the spring 2016 semester, have until 11:59 p.m. April 22 to submit entries.
The corridor is a suburban area approximately 17 miles west of downtown Houston that hosts many of the region’s multinational energy companies.
Contest organizers are looking for an iconic bridge design to connect a future transit center north of I-10 to an entertainment and residential hub across the interstate. Organizers also want the structure to contribute to the district’s overall branding and messaging efforts.
Among the additional criteria a contest jury, consisting of Kim and ECD officials, will consider in the design submissions:
The jury will announce the three top entries in May; $500 will be awarded for the first-place entry, $200 for second place and $50 for the third place.
“The top entries will be considered in future development efforts by district officials,” said Kim.
For more information about the contest, contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979.845.2532.